Brooklyn Representative of the 1800s

Where: Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn

Who: Teunis G. Bergen

Why: Teunis Bergen, is being commemorated with a school and street name (Bergen Street, Brooklyn), because he was a U.S House of Representative member from 1865 -1867.  He also served in the New York State Militia in the rank of Colonel.

I used to live on Bergen Street as a child.  I never knew that the street was actually a dedication to someone.  I just happened to by walking by this school and noticed the sign.  This is quite interesting to know.

School Sign

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